Cape Town based tech company Signapps wins major contract from Britain's NHS to offer its clinical communication platform to NHS Trusts
NHS Trusts will be able to procure these services through a framework agreement which has a list value of £3- million and will run for a period of two years with a potential extension for 12 months.
"The contract with the NHS is a major coup for us, as a South African company, proving that our product engineering teams can create products that can compete with the very best internationally"
Since its launch three years ago, the Signapps™ messaging platform has a proven local track record, having been established in numerous areas, including the Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Burns Unit, stroke units within the Life Hospital group, sub-acute care for the Intercare Group, managed care of palliative patients (Alignd) and more recently, on a pro-bono basis, within state hospitals to keep healthcare workers safe in the CoVID-19 environment.
According to Davies, because most of the development involved in fulfilling the NHS contract will be done locally, the contract will provide work opportunities for those with software engineering and development skills.
"There was an excellent fit between the requirements of the NHS tender and the Signapps™ messaging platform including GDPR compliant platform features and points of integration to NHS active directory and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Said features and integrations enable staff to share clinical information quickly and securely with the minimum of friction," Davies says.
"The award shows that our platform, already proven to be effective in South Africa, can stand up to international scrutiny and be selected for use in one of the world's biggest national health systems. I am proud of everyone, both inside and outside our company, who has played a role in developing Signapps™ to this point.
In particular I have to thank our loyal customers in the local healthcare eco-system who have worked with us to design and deliver a system that speaks to the need to optimise efficiency and ease of use given the inherent constraints on healthcare practitioner time, driving down utilisation costs through better coordinated care and ultimately driving better outcomes for patients."
For more information about Signapps go to https://www.getsignapps.com